• Kenenisa Bekele to Run BMW Berlin Marathon

By Watch Athletics

Legendary Kenenisa Bekele will race the Berlin Marathon on Sunday, September 29, the race organizers announced on Tuesday.

Bekele has joined a very strong men's race which includes Guye Adola (PB 2:03:46)  , Leul Gebrselassie (PB 2:04:02), Sisay Lemma (PB 2:04:08) and Birhanu Legese (PB 2:04:15).

In 2014 Bekele made a marathon debut in Paris where he prevailed with a course record time of 2:05:04. Two years later Bekele won the Berlin marathon with an Ethiopian record of 2:03:03. 

With 18 World championships titles and three Olympic gold medals, Bekele is the most decorated distance runner of all time. His 5000m (12:37.35) and 10000m (26:17.53) World records have stood for 15 years.

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